Book: North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment

Published: 16 September 2016

Recently a new book came out that offers a detailed climate-change assessment for the North Sea Region. The book, called 'North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment', addresses a wide range of topics, making it ideal for interdisciplinary studies. Jaap Kwadijk, Scientific Director Deltares, contributed to this book with knowledge about how the supply of fresh water into the North Sea has changed.

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The book offers an up-to-date review of our current understanding of climate change in the North Sea and adjacent areas, as well as its impact on ecosystems and socio-economic sectors. It provides a detailed assessment of climate change based on published scientific work compiled by independent international experts from climate-related disciplines such as oceanography, atmospheric sciences, marine and terrestrial ecology, using a regional evaluation and review process similar to that of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of our changing climate, discussing a wide range of topics including past, current and future climate change, and climate-related changes in marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. It also explores the impact of climate change on socio-economic sectors such as fisheries, agriculture, coastal zone management, coastal protection, urban climate, recreation/tourism, offshore activities/energy, and air pollution.

 

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The book is published by Springer and is available in hard copy (49,99 €), in a printed version (€24.99) , or in a digital version (for free).